Red Gulch / Alkali Back Country Byway

Shell, Wyoming

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This 32-mile Type II byway traverses colorful badlands, canyons, and high ridges through the western foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in north central Wyoming. The 32-mile Red Gulch/Alkali Back Country Byway meanders through scenic foothills on the western edge of Wyoming’s lofty Bighorn Mountains. The road, passing over remote BLM lands, offers solitude, an array of recreational opportunities, and spectacular views across the vast Bighorn Basin. Special Attractions: Primitive camping, hiking, photography, wildlife, picnicking, scenic views, rock-hounding, hunting. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Red Gulch / Alkali Back Country Byway Professional Review and Guide

"This 32-mile Type II byway traverses colorful badlands, canyons, and high ridges through the western foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in north central Wyoming. The 32-mile Red Gulch/Alkali Back Country Byway meanders through scenic foothills on the western edge of Wyoming’s lofty Bighorn Mountains.

The road, passing over remote BLM lands, offers solitude, an array of recreational opportunities, and spectacular views across the vast Bighorn Basin. Special Attractions: Primitive camping, hiking, photography, wildlife, picnicking, scenic views, rock-hounding, hunting. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Shell
Distance: 32
Season: May through mid-October
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Gulch / Alkali Back Country Byway

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May 2018